Inside: Best life skills for high school students worksheets.
One thing that infuriates me beyond belief is the fact that high school does not teach very many things that are helpful in real life.
I mean, sure, I can tell you the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell, but ask me how taxes work, and I will straight up walk away from the conversation. Ask me to help you sew your button back on, I am out of there. How to change a tire? I’m gonna have to google it. How to work through my own big emotions? I’ll let you know in a few years when I finally get therapy.
And yet, these are things that we could absolutely be teaching our teens in High School. I want to take a little bit of the power back, so I found some of the best life skills for high school students’ worksheets that will begin to help your teen become more functional in society.
Life Skills for High School Students Worksheets
Here I have some of the coolest worksheets to help your high schooler work on their life skills. These cover everything from dealing with anger to planning for life. They are simple steps that will lead begin to lead you in the right direction. The direction of being a competent adult!
1. Planning For Life – This first one is a broad-spectrum worksheet that will help you take the first step in planning for your own life.
2. Lifeskills Checklist Idea – If you have no idea where to start in terms of gaining life skills, why not make a checklist like this? That way, you can always have something to look back on.
3. How to Work Through Anger – Now, this one is a wonderful worksheet. I know it might seem a little juvenile, but think about it: Most people have not done any work on how to handle anger since they were a toddler. Now is your chance.
4. My View of Me – Many of us walk through life with unconscious feelings. Most of these unconscious feelings dictate how we interact with the world and the people around us, oh, and ourselves, of course. So by taking a look at how you view yourself, you are peeling back the layers.
5. Happiness Rating Scales – I don’t think we spend enough time thinking about when we are happy. I think that if you think about something, it grows. So rate your happiness and bring more of it into your life.
6. How to Make a Change – The best way to make changes is by conscious thought, but having some direction can be very helpful. Not only is this something that will help you make a small change, but it will affect your life.
7. How to Write a Check – Simple, but this is one of those things that you never really think about.
8. In My Family – Another good one is to be able to take a step back and think about your life and the people in it.
9. How to Make an Appointment – I am going, to be honest; I might have to print this one out. I feel like I have such a hard time making appointments!
Simple Life-Skills Worksheets
I think one of the best things we can do for our teens is to teach them some of the basics of being human. I am not talking about anatomy or biology, though those things are helpful. I mean, I want to plant the seed of self-care, the idea that our thoughts shouldn’t be mean, the big emotions we feel are for a reason, etc. The list below will help with this.
10. Motivation Paper Idea
11. Positive Self-Talk Idea
12. Anxiety Prep Idea
13. Hygiene How Often
14. Goal Ladder Idea
15. Friendship Skills
16. Self Esteem Activity
17. If I Would
18. Anger Warning Signs
AMAZING Life Skills for High School Students Worksheets
Lastly, I have this amazing list of life skills for high school students’ worksheets. This last list is definitely full of some seriously powerful tools that will help create a well-balanced adult. All it will take is a pen and a little bit of brain power, but I think you can handle it. Take a look.
19. Negative Thoughts Worksheet – Negative thoughts are the terrible little monsters in our heads that hold us back from being happy. Not only are they little terrorizers, but they go unnoticed most of the time. Become more aware of what you think and why you think it.
20. Conflict Resolution – I think that having a strong basis in conflict resolution is such a wonderful way to be able to walk through the world in a healthier and more balanced way.
21. How to Create a Grocery List – The simplest and yet hardest task in the history of being an adult: creating a balance grocery list that is within your budget. I struggle with this a lot, actually.
22. My Strength and Weaknesses – My thought process is if you know your strength and weaknesses, you can use them to your advantage. These are not only helpful to know about, but they can be used to create big ripples in your life.
23. Executive Functioning Skills – I never would have thought that there would be a worksheet for this, but alas, here we are. Check out these executive functioning skills.
24. Mental Health Prompts – If you are someone who struggles with mental health or like to do some general upkeep to keep it in check, you will probably benefit from these mental health prompts.
25. Study Plans – If you need help carving time out of your schedule to study, this is the best worksheet for you. Not only will it give you a visual aid, but you will be held to getting it done.
26. Empathy Work Sheet – Empathy is a double edge sword; either you have it, and it’s too much, or you don’t, and it’s not enough. It is all about finding that balance between understanding how another person is feeling and absorbing that person’s feelings.
27. My Stresses – Stresses are like little negative thoughts running the show behind your mind. They really do dictate everything; what you are sad about, angry about, and, worst of all…stressed about. Being stressed literally affects you in a bad way, physically. So it is important to get in check before it starts to take you down.
Like I said before, I really wish that High School would teach a class on the basics of being a good human. I am curious to see how much of a change this would have on our youth, even from a statistics standpoint.
Because these little things do matter, they are what add up to the bigger things, like mental health. The happier and more stress-free we are as we go through life will have a positive impact on our bodies. There is plenty of science behind that. That stress hormone wreaks havoc on our bodies.
If you enjoyed these helpful worksheets, why not check out some of my other helpful articles? I am not only passionate about what high school doesn’t do, but I also just really love schools and the opportunity for education. So check this out.